By JC Poppe Special to Published Feb 01, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Today marks the release of The Cranberry Show's new album "Paranormal Karaoke," an album that is sponsored by website Donuts and Milk and hip-hop cornerstone site

To help pique the interest in their new project, two singles were released in advance of its release.

The first is "Traffic Lights," which was produced by The Smash Boiz and features TCS discussing the journey they've navigated thus far as independent artists and that seeking a larger audience.

The second track, which is also produced by The Smash Boiz, is a reworking of Awolnation's "Sail." The TCS version of the same name shows a reflective depth to the group that was rarely seen on prior projects.

This track shows a great amount of maturity and also shows that the group that once was all about the party and the jokes is more than perennial jokesters.

This Sunday will feature an interview with Young Focus and Arcane about their new project and future plans, as well as a look at their new album "Paranormal Karaoke."

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Born in Milwaukee and raised in the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer, Concordia University Wisconsin alumnus Poppe has spent the majority of his life in or around the city and county of Milwaukee.

As an advocate of Milwaukee's hip-hop community Poppe began popular local music blog Milwaukee UP in March 2010. Check out the archived entries here.

Though heavy on the hip-hop, Poppe writes about other genres of music and occasionally about food, culture or sports, and is always ready to show his pride in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.